We’re on your side.


Heartly House’s legal services are designed to meet your needs for protection, representation, and advocacy through the legal system. All legal services are provided free of charge.

By offering services to help survivors protect themselves through the legal system, Heartly House can prevent further violence within families and our community.

Heartly House legal staff provide a variety of services for victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and abuse, human trafficking, and child abuse.


Our on-site attorneys represent clients at Protective Order and Peace Order hearings in District and Circuit Court.

Our attorneys also represent a limited number of clients in family law matters in Circuit Court (income eligibility guidelines apply for family law representation).

Our victim advocates provide accompaniment and support for civil and criminal proceedings.


Advocates provide safety planning, advocacy, referrals, support, hospital accompaniments, and information on courthouse protocol.

Need help? Click here to download the Maryland Court Help App.

This application brings together tools and resources developed by the Maryland Judiciary and others to help Marylanders navigate the courts or find legal help.

Interested in Learning more?

Our online resources can help you to understand, identify, and prevent abuse.